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Workplace accidents are increasing, according to the Ministry of Labor, Migration and Social Security, work accidents with sick leave 2019 They have increased 5% With respect to 2018.
In total they are 785.979 industrial accidents registered from January to July 2019.
Within the "low", Statistics show that Salaried people have a higher accident rate regarding / autonomous / as and the accident is the second most common cause.
The Ministry of Labor reports: “in total time accidents they occurred 320.751 labor accidents during working hours and 48.783 Labor commuting accidents.”
If we look at the or accidents on the road,, we note that the predominant reason that happens is because traffic accidents. DGT data is already considering to raise awareness among / as workers / as through their twitter account and other means.
Every 2 days a worker dies. Spain recorded a daily average of 162 Traffic accidents. He 73% The ongoing occurs ellos, i.e., when traveling to and from work. Extreme precautions such transfers. #Altrbjosheguro #ALT https://t.co/P3knzYqnHy pic.twitter.com/7gjMbUaPCy— to you. Gral. Traffic (@DGTes) September 11, 2019
We know that an accident while traveling is one that occurs on the way from home to work or vice versa, but knowing the exceptions and requirements of this type of accident, It is also important.
1. How to know that a work accident is in itinere (o no)
These kinds of accidents have to meet certain conditions to qualify as commuting, even though we must consider the nature of each case, the following requirements are governing this type of accident:
accident while traveling will be considered if the displacement has been caused solely by the work.
This means that not only travel between home and work are considered in itinere, for example, if the accident occurs when the / worker / a is directed to perform a medical checkup because of job, also it is classified as an accident in itinere.
This requirement is to specify that the accident should occur on the journey between home worker / a and the workplace. further including the previous or preparatory time the trip, for example, Road to the car.
As for the home, the Court has recently extended the concept, so now in addition to the habitual residence of the worker / a the accident occurred in the displacement it will be considered in itinere bound to the second address (may be the house where he spends weekends).
According to which the accident must occur within the time invested in commonly displacement, implying that the route is also frequent.
Interruptions are interpreted broadly by the case law, determining if the stop does not break the causal link between home and work It will remain recognized as motivated by the work shift.
Referring to means of transport used by the worker to make that journey, It stresses that the transport used to be the usual and safe.
To clarify these concepts, we have established the following scheme where indicated cases in which an accident NO would be considered ongoing.
2. In case of work accident in itinere
It is lunch time and someone from your staff decides to eat at a restaurant although usually carried out this action at home, back to work an accident. Are we facing a case of accident while traveling? As we have already mentioned, each case of accident at work is a world, but in this real event, the High Court of Galicia this accident as determined in itinere, since the labor purpose of this displacement remains.
You know both worker / a as an entrepreneur / a how to deal with an accident situation in itinere?
Unlike mission, commuting accidents have to be tested before the company since it has not been produced or during working hours, nor in the workplace and you need to verify that the information on this event is certain.
To show that the accident occurred in the time interval while moving to his home in the usual way, rugged may use a police report or a report of medical services.
Both documents, detailing the above information, They will assist the company considers as accident while traveling the event.
Usually it is the department HR who is responsible for processing this low, so you must also have a record of what happened.
On the other hand, the / the employee / a should go to the Mutua, where he will receive the appropriate health care.
It will be important to differentiate the type of accidents face wage that the charge / worker / a during the low.
If we talk about common accident, the low wage becomes he 60% of the base from the fourth to the twentieth day, where it will begin to be the 75% until the end of the low.
While with accident while traveling, the injured person with low, have the 75% base from the day following the start of the drop.
By last, If the case in which the injured person can not verify with the company that the accident occurred complying with all the requirements that a commuting was given leads, will be sure who is responsible for managing this low.
3. The three key points to prevent an accident in itinere
According to the Ministry of Labor, Migration and Social Security << By gravity, of accidents in time with low wage, until July 2019 They occurred 2.082 serious accidents and 255 Deadly accidents.>>
In order to reduce these statistics we show these three preventive guidelines apply if the company can reduce the rate of labor accidents:
A Mobility Plan is a preventive measure for companies that implement reduce the risk of accident while traveling.
Aware of this danger, More and more companies are betting on implement innovative ideas in safety and getting motivate staff, techniques as are the staff feel more valued and includes a broader way everything related to traffic accidents, applying safety techniques learned driving his own model.
to deploy Cash Mobility Plan, Each organization should perform a preliminary analysis regarding how to move each of your employees / as.
After obtaining these data, in terms of economic resources, technical and human resources of those available, a plan will be developed or other.
Now is your turn, With innovative idea that will reduce risks?
In addition to increase productivity, time flexibility reduces stress when move to the work, since there will be no penalties for being somewhat later.
On the other hand, must be avoid scheduling meetings, interviews or any action that requires punctuality early morning, This would make the person involved risk more to arrive on time.
In the same way, If you set at the last minute and lengthened a few minutes, Maybe the / worker / a have to leave in a hurry to arrive on time to his personal affairs, Thus, the risk of accident while traveling is higher.
Similarly we find the teleworking. That term, currently booming, It refers to those people who can do their work without traveling to the workplace, usually from home. In addition to the convenience and cost savings, prevents commuting caused by work, greatly reducing the risk of an accident while traveling.
Despite its visible advantages, This novel method of teleworking, It has generated dispute concerning accidents on mission, because now the question is whether an accident in the home of / a worker / a over the day labor or domestic accident would be considered.
Promoting the use of public transport, Some companies have already taken the initiative to offer its staff transportation bonds. Thus they avoid the use of vehicles and the risks involved, and also contribute to environmental care.
Although the initiative is successful, many organizations can not offer full squad this option as some / as workers / as, They are unable to travel to the workplace by public transport.
To overcome this situation, hiring a shuttle bus is the option that more and more entrepreneurs / as resort. It's about a Bus responsible for carrying out a route through the homes of employees (or at least those who can not move in conveyances) and bring to the workplace.
By last, we can not forget that working people can also contribute, and a good way is by sharing cars.
In addition to contributing to the reduction of CO2 gases emitted by cars, reduces accidents, and the main reason is to prevent the driver falls asleep, because the dream represents the 9% mortality in traffic accidents.
2017 He had the highest data #accidents Traffic labor #ALT of the decade: 67.464 accidents (11,5% of total accidents) Y 202 deceased (of the total 618 killed in accidents). unduly advance does not help reduce these figures. #Altrbjosheguro pic.twitter.com/4turletfXm— to you. Gral. Traffic (@DGTes) September 23, 2019
4. digital solution to reduce the risk of accidents in itinere
Traffic claims either in the workplace and staff are the order of the day and the digital age in which we immerse ourselves is reacting, more and more developers and automotive brands that are committed to innovate in reference to road safety.
Smartphones with hands-free connection, V2V technology or Volkswagen's PWLAN technology, They are all elements that help eliminate risks and therefore, avoid traffic accidents.
We can even find software control vehicle status in real time responsible for warning about repairs or similar to the person conducting.
In the context of occupational traffic accidents, Digitization has also come up with the task of implementing the principles of preventive action.
They are now appearing on the market new digital platforms designed to analyze the driving style of each worker / a.
A good example of these platform systems is the digital traffic, Intacplus. Focused on reducing both accidents mission in itinere, This app collects information in reference to the risks for / as workers / as individually making it possible development of a mobility plan and training adapted, and therefore, more effective. It is responsible for:
- Assess factors risk exposure ATL.
- Prevention form for road safety.
- Prepare the Plan Mobility Company.
- Investigate accidents and incidents of labor trafficking.
- Get the traceability of driving each way.
As you see, There are many ways to lessen the likelihood of workplace accident. It generates a safe environment in your company and take care of your most important asset, the human.